2022 Champion Hurdle Odds - Honeysuckle 3/1 to make it two in a row at Cheltenham Festival
- We take a look at the early betting for the 2022 Champion Hurdle
- The 2022 Champion Hurdle will be run on Tuesday 15th March 2022
- Honeysuckle beat Sharjah and Epatante to win the 2021 Champion Hurdle
- Henry De Bromhead's mare is the early 3/1 favourite
Honeysuckle destroys her rivals in the 2021 Champion Hurdle. (Getty)
Day one of the Cheltenham Festival is headlined by the Champion Hurdle, a historic two-mile Grade One that has been won by many of National Hunt racing's greats. In 2021, Henry De Bromhead celebrated his first Champion Hurdle victory, as unbeaten mare Honeysuckle justified favouritism with a superb display.
Here's an early look at the 2022 Champion Hurdle betting.
2022 Champion Hurdle Odds
*Odds taken from Paddy Power*
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Having established herself as the best hurdler in the business, Honeysuckle is the ante-post favourite to retain her Champion Hurdle crown. Champion of 2020, Epatante is a 12/1 shot, while two-time runner-up Sharjah can be found at 25/1.
Honeysuckle's stablemate, Bob Olinger blitzed a classy field to win the 2021 Ballymore Novices' Hurdle, and he's the 8/1 second-favourite in the 2022 Champion Hurdle betting. Former Champion Bumper winner, Ferny Hollow sits third, with Triumph Hurdle winner Quilixios a little further back.
Supreme winner Appreciate It features in the ante-post Champion Hurdle market, as does Envoi Allen, who suffered the first defeat of his career at the Cheltenham Festival as he fell early in the Marsh Novices' Chase.
Black Tears edged out Concertista in the 2021 Mares' Hurdle, and both feature in the Champion Hurdle betting. Blue Lord and Haut En Couleurs can also be found in the betting, along with top juvenile Zanahiyr, who only finished fourth in this season's Triumph.
Abacadabras is a 16/1 shot, while Goshen is further adrift at 33/1, alongside Saint Roi and Aspire Tower. Gauloise, French Aseel, Shewearsitwell and Tritonic also feature in the 2022 Champion Hurdle betting.